Although wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process, most of us search for ways to both prevent them and reduce their appearance. While there are a number of products on the market which promise to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, unfortunately, in most cases, these “miracle” products are not effective in banishing troublesome lines. On the other hand, injectable cosmetic fillers, can smooth out and minimize the appearance of facial folds, laugh lines, and crow’s feet, while also restoring volume to the face for as long as six to twelve months. However, before undergoing any cosmetic procedure, it is important to be aware of any potential risks involved.
Popular injectable gel fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane, are both safe and effective in filling in fine lines and wrinkles and improving skin’s elasticity and fullness, as they are made up of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally present in our skin, however, it is crucial that you entrust a highly qualified and experienced professional in order to ensure the safety and efficacy of your treatment. Only a medical expert who is trained in the application of cosmetic fillers and has vast knowledge of the products themselves should perform these injections, as the success of the treatment is a direct result of the skill of the technician.
In some cases, patients experience minor bruising or swelling following the administration of cosmetic fillers, however, in most instances, this resolves itself soon afterwards. Although rare, it is important to be aware of the potential complications associated with cosmetic fillers. These include bleeding, asymmetrical results, swelling, redness, or skin damage related to the product being introduced to a vessel. In rare instances, some dermal fillers can lead to the development of hard growths beneath the skin. Hyaluronic acid dermal filler can be dissolved very quickly using hyaluronidase and your practitioner will be able to offer this option if needed.
In order to prevent the risk of infection, which can be caused by the presence of bacteria on the skin, it is crucial to ensure that the treatment area is thoroughly cleaned prior to the injections. All makeup must be removed, and your technician will use an antibacterial antiseptic to cleanse the skin prior to the injections.
When considering injectables, it is important to be sure that you are a suitable candidate. Cosmetic fillers are best for individuals who are in good overall health and have realistic expectations and goals for the treatment. People who smoke or are ill are not candidates for this treatment. In addition, cosmetic fillers are not considered to be safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Although cosmetic fillers have a low rate of side effects, it is imperative to select a highly qualified professional in order to ensure satisfactory results and avoid the above-mentioned complications. To learn more about injectables, please contact Philosophy of Beauty to schedule a complimentary consultation with a member of our team of medical experts